New Kozuka

Good day ALL
I have funeral purchased a Kozuka and three hitu for my collection.
With cleaning the rusty blade I found a signature , Can any one tell me the name and the about the
leaf motif ?? Thank you

thank you pete

Hi pete, thank you for your help question I ask myself is there a good Masatsugu blacksmith?
I looked at the dates of its activity it correspondrais at the time of this blade but signing it is a mei-mei or gi?
she is polishing court I expect the return to see the details of the blade if it matches the school.


hi, ALL!

who knows about swordsmith Jasuharu (1gen):
相州小田原住康春 (sōshū odawara ju yasuharu), YAS782.

and: 備中水田住國重 Bitu Mizuta (no) Kunishige (19 age).

Gassan Frog

Updated Photos...hope these help?

Gassan Frog


Gassan Frog

Dear All, I am a new member to Nihonto Club with a life long interest in Japanese antiquities. I recently acquired a sword which I have not been able to categorise and I would appreciate any help from other members who may have an idea what the sword was for:

Showa period Tachi style
Ashi are stylised Frogs gripping a leather bound metal saya (gilt copper, poor quality casting)
Fuchi, Kabutogane and Kuchigane also frogs
Tsuba, again poor casting with flowers and pots gilt on copper
Menuki are thinly cast gilt fish
Thin ray skin is applied to the hilt which is poorly bound.

Help with translation

Hi Every one

I have two new Naval katana and would appreciate help to translate the smiths signature.
thank you

Sayagaki on Koto Blade

Hello all,

I have a blade in old shirasaya with writing on it but difficult to translate, something about Koto era or so.
I would be thankful for any help,
Peter G.

Unknown YoshiMits

I havnt been able to find an example of this YoshiMitsu.

signed and dated tang


I have a wakizashi with writing on both sides, possibly mei and dating, needs help to translate.
Thanks in advance,
Peter G.

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